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Sisi: Egypt eyes further EU cooperation against illegal migration, terrorism

Monday، 13 January 2020 - 10:47 AM
Sisi: Egypt eyes further EU cooperation against illegal migration, terrorism

Egypt looks forward to bolstering cooperation with the European Union against illegal migration, terrorism and extremism by addressing the root causes of these problems, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi said on Sunday 12/1/2020.

Sisi made his remarks during a meeting with President of the European Council Charles Michel at Cairo's Ittihadiya palace.

Welcoming the EU senior official, who is on his first visit to Egypt ever since he chaired the EU Council, Sisi praised the robust multi-faceted ties between Egypt and the EU, which are based on mutual respect and appreciation, Presidential Spokesman Bassam Rady said.

These strong ties are not just attributed to the EU as Egypt’s biggest trade partner, but also due to the common challenges, they face at the Mediterranean level, the president noted.

Meanwhile, Michel applauded Egypt’s efforts to combat extremism and illegal migration, which provide a successful model to deal with these challenges.

He also commended the union’s historical ties with Egypt, in light of the latter’s political influence at the regional and international levels as well as its pivotal role in preserving stability in a region rocked by turmoil.

The two sides asserted their commitment to continue boosting cooperation and coordination on regional and international issues of mutual interest, especially the Libyan crisis, the spokesman added.

They agreed on the need to continue working for reaching a holistic political settlement to this crisis, without detriment to the Libya's state institutions, sovereignty and territorial integrity.


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